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UPDATE #6: STRIKE - APM Terminals Los Angeles: OCU Work Stoppage - 12/3/2012

12/04/2012 08:17 am

Dear Valued Customer,

The situation in Los Angeles/Long Beach remains largely unchanged and is expected to extend into a second week. At the moment there is no resolution to the strike. The SSA Terminals are open because of a contract negotiated previously with the OCU but all other terminals are closed:

Terminal Frims Code Status
APM W185 Closed
CUT W347 Closed
Evergreen Y124 Closed
Eagle Marine Y257 Closed
Global Gateway (APL) Y257 Closed
ITS Y309 Closed
LBCT W183 Closed
Matson C611 Open
Pier A Z978 Open
PCT W182 Open
Shipper's Z773 Open
Total Terminals Z952 Closed
Trapac (MOL) Y258 Open
TTI (Hanjin) Z952 Closed
Yusen Z952 Closed
WBCT Y773 Closed

There are a number of vessels docked at the closed facilities that will not discharge until the strike is resolved, numerous vessels are anchored and waiting for resumption of terminal activities, and it is suspected that four vessels are being diverted to Mexico for discharge. None of the carriers have announced plans for a congestion surcharge but it is expected that additional surcharges will be levied.

We would like to prepare you for what the situation will be when the piers do reopen:

The free time for containers caught at the terminals during the strike may or may not be extended. 
Empty containers that are out and cannot be returned due to the strike will most likely incur per diem charges which will be billed by your trucker after the empties are returned.

Once the strike ends and the terminals are working, expect delays. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to have a more detailed update later today.

If you have any questions please contact us at 305-471-8989.  
Thank you for your continued support,

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